Biden finally mentions ‘Tesla’


Biden’s mentioning of Tesla was at an event announcing the creation of an electric vehicle charging station factory in Tennessee….reports Asian Lite News

Days after Elon Musk, head of leading electric carmaker Tesla, complained about the lack of attention his company is getting from US administration, President Joe Biden for the first time mentioned Tesla when talking about electric vehicles in Tennessee.

“For reasons unknown, @potus is unable to say the word ‘Tesla,'” he wrote, tagging the official account of the President of the United States, the latest of several tweets targeting Biden.

Biden’s mentioning of Tesla was at an event announcing the creation of an electric vehicle charging station factory in Tennessee.

Referring to the companies that had invested in factories in recent months in the United States, he first mentioned “iconic companies,” like GM and Ford and their new electric vehicle production, but then cited “Tesla, our nation’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer.”

Musk replied to a tweet noting the comment with a smiling sunglasses emoji, media reported.

U.S. President Joe Biden walks out from the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Jan. 11, 2022. (Photo by Ting Shen_Xinhua_IANS)

Meanwhile, Biden has said assured the people that US will beat China in making electric vehicles (EVs) as the country grows its battery production and works on bringing home manufacturing that was offshored since the 1990s.

Sputnik News Agency reported that Biden was speaking after Australian electric vehicle charging company Tritium unveiled plans to manufacture in Tennessee.

He said the plant will “help ensure that America leads the world in electric vehicles.”

“China has been leading the race up to now, but this is about to change because of America’s convenient, reliable and equitable national public charging networks. So wherever you live, charging your electric vehicle will be quick and easy, and this foundation will help American automakers set the pace to lead,” the US President said, according to Sputnik.

The Biden administration is working to add 500,000 charging stations for EVs across the United States under a USD 15 billion plan.

The president said manufacturing was booming again after the 1990s drive to offshore US factories to China that left services to dominate the economy, according to Sputnik.

“We’re seeing the beginning of American manufacturing come back,” he said, adding that “this is not hyperbole. This is real. This is genuine. The world is at an inflexion point. Things are going to change in big ways. This is one of those transition moments.”

Recently, China is witnessing a slump in its car sales even as demand for semiconductors and prices of raw materials have been increasing, straining the country’s economic recovery and weighing on global trade. (with inputs from ANI)

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